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shockwave therapy

We are now offering shockwave therapy at the clinic.

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.

Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.

In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.

Here are some common conditions that respond well to shockwave therapy:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Hamstring tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Lower back pain
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
  • Stress fractures
  • Trigger points
  • Calf muscle shortening
  • Periarticular shoulder pain
  • Soft tissue conditions
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Hip bursitis
  • Neck pain
  • And more

Does shockwave therapy hurt?
Most patients experience mild discomfort during treatment however it is tolerable for most. This treatment creates an inflammatory response in injured soft tissue, so some people may also experience mild discomfort following treatment.

You can book an appointment with the physiotherapist in order to have this treatment covered by your private health care benefits. 

Any questions you may have regarding shockwave can be directed to Mindy at (416) 576-7837 or mindy@synergistix.ca.